The entrance to the ride is actually under the left side of the front terrace. The foyer is under the terrace.
So here it is. What really lurks behind the haunted mansion. A ladder. :)
Behind the facade, and the strategically placed trees and landscaping, there is a HUGE warehouse structure which contains the haunt
ed mansion ride. The sharp-eyed guest can spot small portions of the ride facility behind the cemetery, and above the exit. (If you are in Fantasyland, you can see the side of the structure, if you look between the old Skyway station, and "It's a Small World".)
To give an idea of the size of the ride, the Doombuggie track is 960 feet (295m) long!
These overhead views give the most accurate proportion of the ride facility. As you can see, the facade is extremely small compared to the ride building.
There you have it! A brilliant example of Imagineering!
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